When it comes to a kitchen remodel, cabinets and countertops are two of the most important and expensive parts of your kitchen. Whether you are replacing them both or just one at a time, it is a good idea to make sure that the colors complement each other.
Your kitchen countertops and cabinet facing is more or less permanent, and while paint can be re-done, it’s not a task you want to repeat more than you have to. If the colors are not compatible, it can make the space feel harsh, and that is not what you want at the end of a kitchen remodel. Carefully coordinating your colors takes equal parts personal style and inspiration.
When picking out the colors for your kitchen there are two schools of thought, one is to pick out two complementing dominant colors and the other is to use analogous colors. Complementary colors create a vibrant look due to the high contrast. This color scheme must be managed well so it is not jarring. Analogous colors usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs and can be found in nature. With this color scheme you need to be careful not to “muddy” the colors together which will make the overall color of your kitchen muted, shaded, toned down or dirty. A third color should be an accent color that brings the entire room together while giving the room a little character. Avoid using too many different colors by staying within the 3-color plan.
A good idea is to pick your countertops first because they can vary in color, pattern, and style making it hard to match the cabinetry in your kitchen. Picking your countertops first allows you to better match paints, stains, hardware, and specialty finishes. Whether you choose granite, tile, wood, etc., your countertop can be a signature piece in your kitchen.
The kitchen is known as the heart of the house and if you are unsure of your ability to color coordinate such an important room there is no shame in asking for help from a professional. The experts at Fayetteville Granite will be happy to help with a free in-home consultation. Please visit Fayetteville Granite Co. or call 910-483-0468 to learn more.